Dr. Sequist is the Chief Patient Experience and Equity Officer at Partners HealthCare. In this role he leads system wide strategies for improving patient experience and health care equity, while also leading core programs in quality and safety. He is a practicing general internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Previous to his current role, Dr. Sequist served as the Chief Quality and Safety Officer at Partners Healthcare, and also as the Director of Research and Clinical Program Evaluation for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Atrius Health. Dr. Sequist’s research interests include ambulatory quality measurement and improvement, with a focus on patient and provider education, and the innovative use of health information technology.
Dr. Sequist is particularly interested in health policy issues affecting care for Native Americans and has worked collaboratively with the Indian Health Service to evaluate the provision of care for this population. Dr. Sequist is a member of the Taos Pueblo tribe in New Mexico and is committed to improving Native American health care, serving as the Director of the Four Directions Summer Research Program at Harvard Medical School and the Medical Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Physician Outreach Program with the Indian Health Service. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in chemical engineering. He received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, and his M.P.H. degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.